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Carter News Conference #493149

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 15, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter holds news conference and gives anti-inflation program details; will involve team headed by AFL-CIO president George Meany and General Electric Company chairperson Reginald Jones to examine wage and price increases
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter acknowledges energy policy will make inflation worse. [CARTER - says reports that 2-3% inflation rise will be result of energy plan are erroneous.] Details of anti-inflation program listed. Econ. adviser Charles Schultze is asked if these aren't tired old proposals. [SCHULTZE - says it's effective, meaningful approach.] Key element of program will be cooperation of business and labor to hold down wage and price increases
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Carter says he'll veto permanent tax cut to replace tax rebate, if Congress votes it. In Moscow, USSR , Tass reports only domestic statements made at news conf., no mention of US-USSR relations Carter mentions possibility of series of mtgs. with Brezhnev and also "Pravda" editorial against United States Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) proposals.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [CARTER - gives personal response to USSR reaction to United States proposals; says private negotiations continue.] Carter to review proposals, but says he believes they're fair; conts. comments after conference [CARTER - says continuing Vladivostok agreement is United States 2nd proposal and is what USSR wants. Says there's enough flexibility to have hope. Doesn't like to work under pressure of having to sign publicized agreement by certain time if he and Brezhnev meet.] President indicates Brezhnev probably to come here in fall with or without agreement.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

Berger, Marilyn;
Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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